In 2002 I started a Home and Visiting Tuition service for students of all ages. In 2004 I worked for Southern Counties Music Services teaching in Primary and Secondary Education. I also ran Adult Education evening classes in Piano and Keyboard for the Berkshire LEA. In 2005 I worked as a teacher for Yamaha Music Schools in Sutton.
I currently work as a Peripatetic teacher at Yateley Manor Prep School and Bohunt Secondary & Language College in Hampshire. I have also taught at the prestigious Woldingham School in Caterham.
I also have my own Practice of around 30 Private students of all ages in the local area. For Private Students lessons can take place in the convenience & comfort of your own home at a time to suit.
I also offer video lessons via SKYPE, IMO & FaceTime over the Internet. Please contact me for further information.
Private Music Tuition
I am experienced in teaching a wide range of people of all ages with varied skill levels from beginner to intermediate & beyond.
I offer tuition in:
- Electronic Keyboard
- Electric & Acoustic Guitar
- Music Theory
I can make home visits for music lessons in the North Hampshire, Surrey & Berkshire areas.
For students wishing to gain Grade Qualifications I offer the Trinity College London, Rockschool, London College of Music & ABRSM Practical & Theory Syllabus and exam entry. In the last 10 years I have over a 95% Student pass rate.
Tuition Rates (from Sept 2019)
30 minutes – £19.00
60 minutes – £38.00
45 minutes – £28.50
Download Lesson Pages
Here are some useful lesson pages for you to download and practice. They are all in PDF format.
- Keyboard Warm Ups
- Keyboard Skills
- Jingle Bells and When The Saints Go Marching In
- Ole and Vindaloo
- Rock and Roll Medley
- Single Finger Chords
- Basic Keyboard Skills: #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6#7
Here are some more comments from some of my valued clients:
Jim has taught my two daughters for the last 7 years and I have recommended him to numerous friends who also now use him. The children are totally engaged during their lessons and always have fun! I know how much my daughter enjoys it because when she comes home from anywhere, one of the very first things she does is go to the keyboard and start playing a tune!”
JB, Camberley, Surrey
Jim is an amazing teacher for learning keyboard, supporting you through all that you do. He has taught me since I was 6 and has helped me from Initial grade through to Grade 3.”
Chloe, age 12
Jim has taught my 3 chidren over a number of years using both classical and more popular pieces of music. This has maintained their enthusiasm for the piano and between them they have successfully passed Grades 1-3 of the ABRSM piano and theory exams. They continue to be eager to learn.”
SC, Camberley, Surrey
We have no hesitation in recommending Jim O'Neill as a keyboard teacher. He has shown great patience and skill teaching our son for the last six years and has inspired him to achieve excellent results in his grades. Jim has handled his sometimes reluctant pupil well and brought the best out in him by firmness and gentle encouragement. We have found Jim to be reliable, trustworthy and accommodating if any problems arise with lesson timings, extra tuition etc.”
EF, Ascot, Berkshire